“Stop Apologizing for Your Work” is a great blog on influencing. I encourage you to read it on medium.com. It’s about saying “No” before the other person actually declines your question because you don’t believe you should have an answer. When you ask a question, the person asked can simply decline to answer, answer your question or just tell you they don’t know.
Never apologize for asking the question. You are a Business Analyst and asking questions is critical to your role. You don’t have to apologize for asking a question. Of course, there is a responsibility to ensure the question is well thought out and relevant. sgh
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Check out the blog here: https://medium.com/@jeffgoins/stop-apologizing-for-your-work-7565780ab5b1#.1elfrwju7
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